Memphis vs UAB

Memphis 69, UAB 53

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Adonis Thomas netted 19 points and Tarik Black had his first double-double of the season as Memphis knocked off Conference USA-foe Alabama-Birmingham 69-53 Saturday night.

Thomas was 9-of-15 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds, while Black contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds. Joe Jackson added 17 points and five assists for the Tigers (12-3, 2-0).

Rod Rucker paced the Blazers (8-9, 0-2) with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and third straight. The junior is averaging 17.7 points and 13.3 rebounds over his past three contests.

Memphis dominated on the glass with a 44-34 rebounding advantage.

Both teams struggled beyond the arc, with Memphis connecting on 1 of 12 attempts and UAB going 0 for 13.

Memphis led 19-17 when D.J. Stephens' layup sparked a 15-3 run that put the Tigers up 34-20 at the intermission. Memphis maintained the double-digit lead the rest of the game.

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Scoreboard
Memphis (12-3) «343569
UAB (8-9)203353

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Memphis Tigers
A. Thomas, F349-151-192219
D. Stephens, F242-30-14014
S. Goodwin, F184-62-331410
G. Johnson, G323-92-26148
J. Jackson, G315-96-945117
T. Black221-48-10131310
C. Crawford220-30-01150
A. Barton140-01-41011
F. Hall20-00-21000
D. Wilson10-00-00000
Totals 24-4920-3244112169
 49%62.5% 
UAB Blazers
R. Rucker, F386-214-6110316
J. Swing, F241-61-24453
F. Alihodzic, C236-80-050412
T. Jones, G370-96-91416
R. Williams, G302-52-45046
P. Purifoy222-52-20026
I. Jones121-30-10012
Q. Taylor120-02-24232
A. Scotland-Williamson20-00-00000
Totals 18-5717-2634102353
 31.6%65.4% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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GTOWN 67 Final
SJU 51
MINN 81 Final
IND 88
DUKE 76 Final
NCST 84
NOVA 61 Final
SYR 72
KSU 65 Final
WVU 64
BUTL 79 Final
DAYT 73
UCONN 65 Final
ND 58
ILL 51 Final
WISC 74
FRESNO 45 Final
NMEX 72
USF 38 Final
LOU 64
FLA 74 Final
LSU 52
KAN 60 Final
TXTCH 46
CINCY 68 Final
RUT 58
MIZZ 49 Final
MISS 64
CSU 72 Final
SDSU 79
ARIZ 80 Final
ORST 70
AF 71 Final
UNLV 76